A cure for inactive youth: video games to make you move!

    Canada's First Youth Interactive Gym to open its 5th location in BARRIE!

    BARRIE, ON, April 12 /CNW/ - The cure for inactive kids is now coming to
Barrie! Bulldog Interactive Fitness for youth is spreading across Ontario,
with the newest "Doghouse" celebrating its Grand Opening on April 14th and
15th. Barrie resident Julie Charboneau is launching the fifth franchise of
Bulldog Interactive Fitness in BARRIE, a 5800 square foot facility that
focuses on getting kids in shape by combining exercise with their favourite
activity: playing video games.
    Julie Charboneau is familiar with the challenge that our youth face when
it comes to being physically fit. With the drastic rise in childhood obesity
and the lack of activity in youth, Charboneau chose to take action. Tired of
reading statistics of the growing epidemic of overweight and obese kids and
worried about the health of her own two children, she decided to open Canada's
fifth fitness facility designed exclusively for youth. Using interactive video
games, personalized programs and equipment specifically designed for youth,
Bulldog can help kids become active and fit.
    She knows only too well about the many challenges Barrie parents face
today in keeping their children safe, out of trouble, and fit too. "Living
just outside of Barrie there are no options for kids to take part in physical
activities. Kids don't play outside like they used to" remarks Julie as she
sits with Holly Bond, owner and creator of Bulldog Interactive Fitness. Julie
understands the concept of convenience too. "Parents can just drop their kids
off and go do their errands. They can rest assured that when they leave their
children at our facility, we will cater to every child and make them feel
    Members and guests can bust-a-move on video dance machines, cycle live
against other Bulldog members in other parts of the world, or climb to the top
of Mt. Everest on the rotating climbing wall. The state-of-the-art youth
circuit equipment is designed just for youth, and so are the certified youth
trainers that are on the floor supervising at all times. Bulldog has programs
designed to offer first-class programs for children aged 3 right on up to the
    Bulldog Barrie is designed to unleash energy, creativity, fun, and
socialization skills while assisting in the development of self-esteem and
confidence. "We created Bulldog to help kids develop a healthy self-esteem and
the results have been amazing! We work on their self-esteem and a by-product
of this is that they lose weight if they need to, they develop muscle tone,
their school grades go up, they sleep better - the list of benefits is long -
but self-esteem is really what Bulldog is all about. It is the key to
everything in life" says President and Founder Holly Bond.

    The first Bulldog Interactive Fitness to open in the BARRIE area, located
at 11 King Street, Barrie (Main intersection: Veterans and King, South of
Mapleview) launches this week April 10 with an open house on Saturday, April
14th and Sunday, April 15th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

For further information:

For further information: Julie Charboneau, Franchisee (or Holly Bond,
President/Founder - cell (902) 452-5205), Bulldog Interactive Fitness(R), 11
King Street, Barrie, ON, Phone: (705) 722-KIDZ (5439), Toll Free:
1-877-622-5439, Julie@bulldoginteractivefitness.com,

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